The Wake Forest School of Medicine Office of Academic Affairs, Undergraduate Medical Education program, is seeking an Associate Dean for Curriculum.
Committed to creating a welcoming and inclusive environment for all, the Wake Forest School of Medicine MD program seeks an innovative, creative leader for the MD program curriculum. This Associate Dean for Curriculum will report to the Senior Associate Dean for Undergraduate Medical Education and join a team of collaborative leaders overseeing the four year program in Winston-Salem and developing a comparable innovative curriculum in the new four year program in Charlotte.
This position is responsible for providing leadership and administrative oversight of curriculum development, implementation, and vertical integration. Ideal candidates will have experience in curriculum development, management, oversight and in assessment. An understanding of the variable pedagogical methodologies for curriculum delivery is desired. The Associate Dean for Curriculum will work closely with the Senior Associate Dean to ensure comparability of curriculum in Winston-Salem and Charlotte.
The Senior Associate Dean holds leadership responsibility for the existing top-tier WFSM MD Program in Winston-Salem and the partnership with Atrium Health in establishing the second campus of the WFSM in Charlotte. Working with the Senior Associate Dean for UME and with medical educators from the WFSM MD program in Winston-Salem and at Atrium Health in Charlotte, the Associate Dean will lead the continued development of an innovative curriculum for the Charlotte program grounded in a desire to integrate basic science, clinical science and health systems science throughout the curriculum with content and experience delivered in the context of patient care and through a lens of social justice. In addition, working with the MD Program leadership team, the Associate Dean for Curriculum will lead and direct the management, delivery and enhancement of the MD program’s curriculum in Winston-Salem.
The Associate Dean for Curriculum provides operational oversight for the MD program curriculum, strategizing with the Senior Associate Dean for Undergraduate Medical Education and other senior leadership on institutional planning, policy and program development, and for ensuring that implementation plans are effectively developed, communicated, managed and executed.
The Associate Dean for Curriculum will have the unique opportunity to assist in the design and planning for the opening of a new state-of-the-art medical education facility in Charlotte. Qualified candidates must have a significant understanding of higher education administration and experience working in and fostering an environment welcoming to individuals from a diversity of backgrounds of experience.
Ph.D./M.D./Ed.D. or equivalent doctoral degree
Five years of experience with medical student education, including curricular innovation and accreditation oversight
Experience as a course/clerkship director or equivalent
Experience working in and fostering a diverse faculty, staff and student environment
.Wake Forest School of Medicine is recognized as one of America’s best medical schools for its innovative, experiential learning curriculum, primary care training, and research programs and is among the top U.S. academic medical centers in total funding from the National Institutes of Health (approximately $112 million in 2018).
The School of Medicine directs the education of nearly 2,500 students, residents and fellows including physicians, basic scientists and allied clinical professionals, offering MD, PhD and MS degrees, as well as five joint-degree programs. The school’s faculty focuses on pioneering breakthroughs in advanced medicine, basic science and leading-edge health care technologies. The school is a leader in driving discoveries.
The major educational venue of Wake Forest School of Medicine – the Bowman Gray Center for Medical Education – is located in the Innovation Quarter, one of the fastest-growing urban-based districts for innovation in the United States. Home to more than 170 companies, five leading academic institutions, more than 3,700 workers, 1,800 degree-seeking students and more than 8,000 workforce trainee participants, the Innovation Quarter is a place... for research, business and education in biomedical science, information technology, digital media, clinical services and advanced materials.
This is a time of tremendous growth for our medical school and health system. In October 2020, Wake Forest Baptist Health and Atrium Health officially joined together as a single enterprise. Headquartered in Charlotte, North Carolina, Atrium Health is an integrated, not-for-profit healthcare system with over 55,000 teammates at nearly 40 hospitals and hundreds of care locations throughout the Carolinas and Georgia. As part of this new enterprise, Atrium Health has announced $3.4 billion in planned investments in our health system and the communities we serve. Wake Forest Baptist Health and Wake Forest School of Medicine will become the academic core of Atrium Health, building a second campus of the school of medicine in Charlotte, North Carolina. The growth of the school of medicine will expand existing academic research capabilities and opportunities for clinical trials across a large, diverse market with some of the nation’s leading medical experts.